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6 Month Carnivore Update

By Mikhaila

I love this diet. I am never going back. 


Baby:  I’ve caved and gotten a nanny, and she’s starting in 2 weeks. I wanted to do the stay at home mom thing (which is what I’ve been doing for the last 10.5 months) but I can’t do it. There are too many things that I want to be able to do that I can’t do with a baby. Serious kudos to people  (like my own mom) who could do it. Taking care of a baby is a full-time job. And it’s incredibly rewarding but it’s hard when there are other things you’re missing out on. For me, that’s work, that’s the blog and writing. So a nanny it is, even though it makes me incredibly nervous. I realize how lucky I am to even have that option. We met someone who seems really bright and really kind and I think Scarlett will love her. She also speaks Russian so Scarlett can learn her dad’s language. We’ve only introduced meat and she’s still nursing a lot. I haven’t figured out what I want to do, but I’m thinking I may consider some vegetables and just see what she’s interested in. I haven’t decided yet.

Ankle: I need surgery. I don’t need to get it re-replaced (THANK GOD), but I do need surgery. After my ankle replacement my fibula was subluxed (slightly dislocated) and so I couldn’t bend my ankle well. Scar tissue grew in really quickly, and bone, and now there’s so much scar tissue that even though my wonderful physio fixed the dislocation, I can’t move my foot. The muscle on one side of my body is wasting away which is horrifying so I need to deal with this ASAP. That’ll be much easier with a nanny as well. Flying out to see a surgeon at the beginning of July, hopefully can do the surgery ASAP after that.

Jordan Peterson: Dad is thriving on the diet. He’s cut out salmon and is mostly eating beef but also some chicken. He told me salmon gives him back pain and makes his voice a bit shaky. Even after all the food weirdness, I’ve been through I had a hard time believing him. But I don’t eat it, and chicken makes me dizzy, so who the hell am I to judge? He has no depression, no anxiety, and no doom in the mornings. If you follow him on Twitter you might notice he’s not as volatile. Last week my mom texted me and said “Jordan woke up with James Brown’s “I Feel Good” in his head. If that isn’t a fantastic sign I don’t know what is. I’m going to get him to drop the chicken and I think his mood will improve even more. This all-meat diet is the bomb.

Mikhaila Peterson: I’ve been doing it for six months now and I swear it just gets better. I have no cravings for other foods, my brain is the fastest it’s ever been, I don’t even mind the sleep deprivation that comes with a baby (she wakes up at night still), I’m energized, happy in the morning, happy all day, and raring to go. The only thing stopping me is my ankle and that should get fixed hopefully soon. I’m getting my micronutrients tested and cholesterol this month. Comment below if you’re interested in certain markers and I’ll add them to the list. This is purely for people’s curiosity, I’m not concerned in the least, I feel great. I’m going to start doing consults (so keep an eye on the blog). Switch it to a pay per consult instead of Patreon. People who have been speaking with me feel better fast enough that we don’t have to keep talking which is amazing. My face is also thinner on this diet (even just eliminating salad). I don’t have as much puffiness in my cheeks. It’s lovely. I look so much more attractive. I was looking through pictures of myself in Montreal in 2012 and I look like a different human.

Hangovers: Hey! Good news, I don’t react negatively to alcohol (only bourbon and vodka – nothing else). It turns out that the minor reactions I was getting were to those hangover pills!!! Which work really well but were giving me symptoms. But my response to alcohol has changed. It used to fill me with energy and now it just kind of makes me slower. So that’s a downer but maybe I’m so fast normally that it’s starting to work like it should, it is a depressant after all. WARNING: This diet is NOT good for hangovers. My tolerance is down, not just because of breastfeeding, and the hangovers are killllllerrrr. Be careful. Go slowly with alcohol. Stick to bourbon and vodka (they have nothing else added – the colour from bourbon is from the cask).

I’ll be updating the blog much more frequently when the nanny starts, and I may even start a YouTube channel! I’m also writing a book (18 000 words in so far!) Exciting times. Doing great. Thanks for the support.

UPDATE: 2023 – Regarding hangovers I eventually made my own supplement I don’t react to that works reaalllyy well if you want to give it a shot. fullerhealth.com (more pure supplements will be launched soon that don’t have fillers, and are third party tested for mold, etc.)

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  1. What do you think about the proteins Dr. D’Adamo talks about in The bLood type diet for different blood types? What is your blood type? I woken guess A?

  2. I think carnivory makes a lot of sense especially under the light of the following studies:

    Lattanzio, S.M., 2017. Fibromyalgia syndrome: a metabolic approach grounded in biochemistry for the remission of symptoms. Frontiers in medicine, 4, p.198.

    Lattanzio, S.M. and Imbesi, F., 2018. Fibromyalgia syndrome: a Case Report on Controlled Remission of symptoms by a Dietary strategy. Frontiers in medicine, 5.

  3. Awesome story! As an expecting Momma myself, mainly eating Keto at the moment, did your milk supply change at all when going strictly carnivore? I’ve noticed when I have some meals here and there of only meat, my body feels better the next day.

  4. Mikhaila – Thanks for sharing your story.

    If you might reply – do you react negatively to olive oil?

    I read a book recently which argued that most disease is auto-immune based on a class of proteins called lectins. Not that I’m recommending anyone try it, but it raises the possibility that the success of carnivore diets is based on that theory. Too many variables to know for sure.

    Funny thing is that the theory doesn’t allow the consumption of certain types of plants, but does allow the consumption of others. To know which one, you (or the author) has to test for lectins in the plant. Here is roughly what he says you can eat safely:

    1) Onion family / Spinach family / lettuce family
    2) Grass fed meat or insect fed meat. This essentially means wild caught fish / non-grain fed chicken, grass fed red meat. Pork is pretty much out because a pig can only be fed grain, which has lectins which are transfered to the meat.
    3) Meat with lectins that has been pressure-cooked which eliminates the lectins.

    Things you can’t eat:
    1) Grains
    2) Farmed Fish
    3) Grain fed animals unless pressure-cooked
    4) fruity vegetables (green beans, peas, cucumbers, tomatos, squash, zucchini etc).
    5) Beans/Peanuts unless pressure cooked.

    Its just a wild guess, but it almost seems that carnivores accidentally follow this diet – though most carnivores probably eat quite a bit of grain fed meat.

    The name of the book is “Plant Paradox” by Steven Gundry

    I’m not recommending anything, I’m just trying to correlate the variables to look at underlying effects.

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